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“Lovely and interesting trail”

Long Key State Recreation Area
Ranked #92 of 190 things to do in Key West
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Reviewed 20 February 2017

I had a good morning here walking their scene trail named after the Golden Orb spider, which you really can find if you look hard. there was lots of low-key wildlife though the highlight was when another trekker pointed a small bright orange snake hanging out four feet up in branches, sunning itself. We stayed at the Lime Tree Inn nearby as a base of operations for going diving in Islamorada. If you're in the area, this trail is definitely worth a stop. It doesn't really have a lot of oceanfront views and seating, but the inland stuff makes up for it and if you want to know what sort of views writer Zane Grey had when he lived out here, it's a great slice of nature and history.

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Reviewed 11 January 2017

It cost $6.00 for two to enter the park. The hiking trail was very interesting and easy to do. It is a little over 1 mile and goes through interesting changes of scenery - by the water, through thick trees, over bridges, etc. There are signs explaining about different things you see. There were not any bugs! Definitely good to do as a couple or a family.

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Reviewed 11 January 2017

Some people love this place. Nice boardwalk. Poor views of the ocean. Clean restrooms. It may be a decent place to camp, but it looked fairly deserted. You might want to pass it by and head further south along the Keys.

Thank Rob S
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Reviewed 5 January 2017

Camping is nice there. In a camper you don't hear the traffic on US1 but I imagine in a tent it will be hard to sleep. Sites are water and electric with a dump station in the area. I was told that in October 2017 they will close to build a sea wall

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Reviewed 21 October 2016

This is our second time here in two months and enjoyed the trails and the waterfront areas of the park. The waterfront area is near the camp sites on the south end of the park. There is a small deck that goes to the edge of the water for viewing and pictures.
The trails are on the north end of the park and are nice. There is also some platform camping along the boardwalk here as well offering some nice spots. This time we were there there was a unusual extra high tides so some of the trails were flooded.

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